Serena Williams has been appointed as the UNICEF’s latest Goodwill Ambassador. The announcement came yesterday during the 2nd Annual Social Good Summit in New York City.
“Serena Williams isn’t just a world tennis champion, she is a champion for children — and a passionate advocate for providing every child with a quality education,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. “We are delighted that Serena is joining us as UNICEF’s newest Goodwill Ambassador and look forward to working together to win for children.”
Serena, who was embroiled in controversy during a US Open final loss to Samantha Stosur earlier this month, first teamed up with UNICEF in 2006.
“I believe all children deserve the chance to make something of their lives,” Serena said. “I am committed to helping UNICEF provide a quality education to children to help them build a brighter future for themselves, their families, and their communities.”
Former UNICEF Ambassadors include Audrey Hepburn, Harry Belafonte, Mia Farrow, David Beckham, Orlando Bloom and Shakira.
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